Hello, my name is Tyler, I am Nick Rodionoff's grandson. He and I had many memories of days at the beach, surfing, and swimming at Pepperdine's pool where he spent so much time dedicated to his student athletes and fellow faculty. I will miss him dearly, but he is still close to my heart. His memories are with me and he passed down to me his woody wagon car. This car meant a lot to him for decades and I am honored to continue its journey. When I sit in the driver's seat, I feel like he is in the passenger seat telling me to turn up the "50s music", specifically Jimmy Buffet.
I have been working on this car for 3 years and I was able to restore it from a non-operable car to a driving dream!
I could use your help with the last touches to bring this car to the glory that my grandfather would be proud of.
This car has been a labor of love for my grandfather but it will all be worth it when I can drive his beloved wife and my grandmother, Carrie, down PCH and see the smile on her face.
What I have completed over the years:
• Suspension, shocks and springs. ✅️
• New brake system, running brake lines, calipers, rotors, parking brake, and pads. ✅️
• New electrical (wiring harness). ✅️
• New alternator. ✅️
• New radiator. ✅️
• New carberator. ✅️
• New distributor and coils. ✅️
• New hoses. ✅️
• New headlights and tail lights. ✅️
• Rebuilt differential. ✅️
• Rebuilt top end of the engine block. ✅️
• New engine ordement. ✅️
• Custom built rear seat. ✅️
• Custom surf board rack. ✅️
What is still needed:
° Sand and varnish the wood (my grandfather always wanted to wood to be 100%)
° New heater and A/C.
° Complete wiring for headlights, turn signals, and reverse lights.
° DMV SB-100, smog, registration, title fees.
° Windshield wipers.
° New paint.
° Bondo holes in fiberglass frame and firewall.
° Weld holes in frame.
Thank you very much for your help and consideration getting the woody across the finish line! I will keep you all updated with the improvements.
Nick Rodionoff is smiling down and giving us all the nod and quiet clap.
Vitamin C and walk the dog!